Shifting Frontiers: Texas from Spain to Space

By Marketing and Communications | 10-27-2016

Shifting Frontiers: Texas From Spain to Space

New Cushing Memorial Library and Archives Exhibition Now Open

The new exhibition at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Shifting Frontiers: Texas from Spain to Space, highlights the complexity of Texas history, as well as the impact Texas has made on the rest of the United States and the world. While the items tell a comprehensive history of Texas, they also showcase the multi-faceted impact that Texas A&M University has had on its history.

The exhibition consists of unique and rare items in a wide variety of forms, including maps, books, manuscripts, photographs, textiles and audiovisual materials. The exhibition documents the culture and history of Texas from the early days to the present time.

Military history is strongly represented in the exhibition, from the Texas Revolution through the two World Wars and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Other aspects of Texas life documented in the exhibition include immigration, ranching and agriculture, technology, popular culture, performing arts, the oil and space industries, and other science breakthroughs.

The exhibition is open and free to the public in the Cushing Library from October 28 through June 30, 2017. To see all artifacts and pieces of Texan history, guests are recommended to visit at least twice during the span of the exhibition, since some items are being displayed only for a limited time.


For more information, please contact co-curators Robin Hutchison (, Anton duPlessis (, or Greg Bailey (



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